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New Ontario Shooters Association (NOSA)

New Ontario Shooters Association (NOSA)
Upcoming Activities or Events

Here find details of the upcoming shooting activities and related events at NOSA, the family-friendly Thunder Bay rifle and pistol shooting club.

There will be more club shoots or activities announced here during the year as arrangements are finalized, so check this page periodically for updates.

NOSA Indoor Shooting at Arnone Range -- 19 Sep 2018 through 26 Apr 2019

The fall to spring indoor shooting schedule begins at Arnone Range:
--- on Wednesday, 19 Sep 2018 for Junior Shooters;
--- on Friday, 21 Sep 2018 for Adult Shooters.

Be sure to attend regularly and practice up for the traditional NOSA indoor shoots. And it is always good fun talking and joking with your fellow members on these evenings.

The club normally shoots indoors on these evenings until the end of April:
Wednesdays for Juniors from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Fridays for Adults from 6:30 p.m. to 8:50 p.m.

Annual Indoor Shoots This Fall and Winter

Details and dates will be announced in advance, but here is a general idea of the special shoots that usually occur over this indoor period.

Juniors traditionally have a shoot at Halloween and Christmas and Valentines and Easter as well as end of indoors. Adults generally have special shoots at Christmas and Easter and end of indoors. In all cases, there are some fine prizes.

NOSA Adult Christmas Indoor Shoot -- Friday, 14 Dec 2018

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This annual December holiday season shoot starts at 6:00 p.m.

This Adult Shoot includes events for CF handguns, .22 RF handguns, and .22 RF rifles.

One specified target (free) will be provided for each competition category entered. The prizes include turkeys and hams. We expect there will also be mystery prizes; so shooters at all skill levels will have a chance to win a prize.

NOSA Juniors Christmas Shoot -- Wednesday, 19 Dec 2018

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This annual December holiday season shoot at Arnone Range will focus on the skills the juniors have learned over the fall term.

There will be prizes and food/treats, so do come out for a great evening.

NOSA Gun Show in Thunder Bay -- Saturday and Sunday, 9 & 10 March 2019

Gun Show Visitors

This annual two-day NOSA Spring Gun Show will feature the opportunity for the public to buy, sell, or trade: Guns, Knives, Ammunition, Collectors' Cartridges, Reloading Supplies, Optics, and Accessories. A food concession will also be on site.

Location: The Slovak Legion, 801 Atlantic Ave., Thunder Bay, Ontario P7C 2S7 Canada.

Show Hours for the Public:
            Saturday 9 March -- 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
               Sunday 10 March -- 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Admission for the Public: $5.00 each day, and free for those under 12 when accompanied by an adult.

NOSA will have an information display about our Club, and our activities promoting the shooting sports including our Junior Shooters Program. This show provides some of the annual funding for the Juniors.

Timings for NOSA Volunteers and Dealers:
4:30 p.m. Friday 8 March - NOSA Volunteers start setting up;
5:00 p.m. Friday 8 March - Dealers arrive and start setting up;
8:30 a.m. Saturday 9 March - Dealers & Volunteers prepare to receive public;
8:30 a.m. Sunday 10 March - Dealers & Volunteers prepare to receive public;
3:00 p.m. Sunday 10 March - NOSA Volunteers help Dealers pack up.

NOSA Volunteers: A sign-up list for volunteers will be posted at GMK Armouries approximately one week in advance of the show; alternatively they can telephone Trevor B. at (807) 632-8269.

Administrative Information for Dealers. On-site security will be provided overnight on 8 and 9 March. There will be approximately 80 tables available at a cost of $35.00 each.

NOSA Rules and Regulations for Gun Show Exhibitors and Dealers can be downloaded by clicking here.

NOSA Gun Show Application for this 2019 Show in Thunder Bay can be downloaded by clicking here.

NOSA Annual General Meeting -- Sunday, 17 March 2019

Members at Club Meeting

Location. NOSA's Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Slovak Legion, 801 Atlantic Ave., Thunder Bay. Refreshments will be available.

This AGM's agenda will include presentation of the annual budget and discussion of club business as well as the election of NOSA Executives for the next two years.

Adult and Family Membership Renewals are due effective 01 January for 2019. Remember to renew your 2019 NOSA membership before this meeting if you have not yet done so. Membership must be current in order to vote on club business or stand for office.

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